Creating Magical Images From Any Location

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If you're like me, and many other photographers, finding new locations can sometimes seem daunting but, in reality, beautiful locations can be found anywhere. It's a matter of changing the way you look at the world around you. Everywhere I go, no matter what I'm doing, there's a part of me looking for areas that are magical when you really, really look at them. It only takes a small area and the right perspective and you can create beautiful images in places others have passed right over. Here in the first example is my daughter, Bella. This amazing little spot...

Exporting Cheat Sheet + Your Most Frequently Asked Questions Instant Download

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One of the most frequently asked questions we get in our private facebook group is "How do I export from Lightroom to web, for print, to facebook, etc".  We're excited to share this awesome exporting PDF with you.  We hope it will be an awesome resource for you as you export from Lightroom.  You can right-click on the image and save or you can click on the button and it will instantly download to your computer for you.  Enjoy! Export Location When exporting, you will be asked to choose where you would like your imaged to be exported and stored...

Free Lightroom Training Available - Reserve Your Seat!

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We'd love to help you SAVE MORE TIME! This is the first time we've offered the same class within the same week, but are offering two different times. We know your schedules are busy, but we're hoping you can make it! Reserve your seat here: http://bit.ly/savingtimelrtraining We've put together a one-hour training dedicated to helping you use presets, brushes and graduated filters to their full potential. We'll also be sharing other great tips and tricks to save you time during our time together. Our hope is that this hour together will encourage you as you use lightroom and ultimately save...

NEW!! Summer Limited Edition Collection

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JUST RELEASED: Summer Limited Edition Set for only $35 We're so excited to introduce our newest Pretty Presets collection to you! Plus, for a limited time it's only $35. This includes 14 Pretty Presets. You can also enjoy a special bonus: 12 Horizontal Bokeh Presets. Come check out the entire collection here! The Summer Limited Edition Collection brings beautiful light and color to your natural light images! Create your own signature style with soft and sunny summer colors, rich jewel tones, and luscious black & white conversions. This collection is perfect for any style of natural light portrait photography. You can use these...

PRETTY: A Resource for the Growing Photographer

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Meet PRETTY! This is our very first issue!  As a special thank you for being a part of our community, you can enjoy it COMPLETELY FREE!  This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER and will be available in the store for purchase soon.  Don't wait, download it for FREE today!   When the team at Pretty Presets started talking about putting together an amazing resource for other photographers, it was a simple decision. Then came the brainstorming of the content we would offer. We wanted to offer something that photographers at every level could relate to. We wanted to give them...

Free Training: Editing With Lightroom Presets, Brushes and Graduated Filters

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  Editing with Presets, Brushes & Graduated Filters in LIghtroom Thank you so much for attending. We had such a wonderful time and enjoyed all of the fantastic questions at the end, too. Be sure to watch it through to the end, so you can check out the Q&A session also. During the webinar Amanda shared: How to install presets, as well as how to create a shortcut so the next time  you install presets it will be quicker. How to edit images with presets, both for a "clean edit" and a special creative look. How to create a snapshot to...

Fixing Wrinkles on a Background Using the Spot Healing Tool in Lightroom

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Last month, Erika of Erika Marie Photography posted a photo in the Facebook Group where she had done lots of cloning and healing in Lightroom instead of taking the photo into Photoshop.  Since many think that cloning in Lightroom not as good as Photoshop, we are on a quest to prove them wrong. We loved her edit and wanted to let you see a video of how she uses the cloning and healing tool in Lightroom.  Go ahead and try it on one of your images.  It won't take long before you aren't taking many images into Photoshop any more!...

Workflow Wednesday: Getting a Correct White Balance

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  Fixing White Balance with The Eye Dropper Tool Getting the proper white balance on your images is an important factor in editing.  The more you edit photos, the more you will be able to see when the white balance is wrong and how to fix it.  Lightroom's eye dropper tool can be a HUGE help to get the white balance right.  Watch Amy in this video use this tool to get it just right!   Fixing Blue and Red Casts Start this video at about 6 minutes in to watch Amy as she fixes a blue cast and red...

How to Create Candid Moments With Your Children

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I photograph what I love, and love what I photograph. I always find myself looking at beautiful spaces and old fences, overgrown nooks and crannies seeing photographs in my mind. I love being inspired by a setting or a child and I actually see myself taking the photo. My friends will attest to me calling them with 20 minutes notice that I need their child for some crazy photo that I see in my mind! Even my own children have started to recognize that look in my eye. I never thought that what started as wanting to take a decent photo...

Workflow Wednesday: Editing Haze

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Editing hazy images can be tricky.  But you don't need to throw away those images. Amy shows us how to edit them to make them look their best!  

FREE WEBINAR: Getting It Right In-Camera

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Getting It Right In Camera + Free Cheat Sheets/Notes For You! Do you find yourself spending too much time editing to fix problems with your images? Enjoy this fantastic recording from our live training all about getting it right in camera. During our time together we will talk about the exposure triangle, using manual mode, how to meter for optimal exposure, how shutter speed affects focus, and more. Be sure to enjoy the FREE CHEAT SHEETS/NOTES to the class by clicking on the button below.  Thanks for being here and enjoy the video and notes.

Workflow Wednesday Video Tutorials: Removing Green Color Casts, Cloning Large Objects, and Portrait Editing Workflow

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Using Pretty Presets Perfect Portrait Brushes to Fix Green Cast One of my favorite sets here at Pretty Presets is the Perfect Portrait Workflow Bundle.  It bundles the Workflow Clean Edit Presets with the Perfect Portrait Brushes.  The Workflow Clean Edit set is amazing at giving a nice clean edit to your image.  The Perfect Portrait Brushes provide all the little finishing touches that take your portrait to the next level. Watch this bundle transform this beautiful portrait. Editing Portraits with the Clean and Creative Set and the Perfect Portrait Brushes These two portraits were beautiful out of the camera,...